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SMASH 2012 Interview with Yuko Miyamura

SMASH 2012 Interview with Yuko Miyamura I got a chance to sit down with Yuko Miyamura a seiyuu, or voice actress, who you’ve probably heard at one point or another whether it’s her role as Chun Li in Street Fighter (Zero, Zero 2, II X, EX, Zero 3, and EX3), Asuka in Neon Genesis Evangelion, or the training video girl Battle Royale. As well as...
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Sakura Tange Interview – SMASH! 2012

Sakura Tange Interview – SMASH! 2012 After having attended Sakura Tange’s SMASH! 2012 Panel, I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with the star of Cardcaptor Sakura for an interview. We discussed her lengthy voice acting career as well as what she thinks of voice acting and the industry in general. Not only that but she also...
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SMASH 2012 Interview with Artist Jeremy

SMASH 2012 Interview with Artist Jeremy At SMASH 2012 we got a chance to chat with one of the freelance artists who had a booth set up. Jeremy Flores works for Red Ape a group of illustrators that designs advertisements for a lot of companies, some ads of which you may have seen before. Jeremy Flores, who draws storyboards for Red Ape, was...
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SMASH 2012 Interview with Animavericks

SMASH 2012 Interview with Animavericks Animavericks is Australia’s leading anime magazine and here at Capsule Computers we got to talk to Francis, one of the guys who was representing Animavericks at SMASH 2012. Animavericks was the first magazine in Australia aimed at promoting and writing about anime, games and Japanese entertainment. If you...
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SMASH 2012 Interview with Paracosm

SMASH 2012 Interview with Paracosm PARACOSM is a community for fans and collectors of ball-jointed dolls to hang out with each other. PARACOSM had a table set up at SMASH 2012 showing off some of the dolls that people belonging to the community owned, and they were definitely not your ordinary, run of the mill style dolls. With intricate...
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SMASH 2012 Interview with Artist Lucy

SMASH 2012 Interview with Artist Lucy SMASH 2012 is a place that talented artists can go to show and sell their art, and Lucy was on of these talented artists, with the added bonus of being exceptionally young, at the tender age of 16. With an interesting Manga and cartoon range of drawings, she does both fandom and original related art with a...
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Pokemon Battle Arena Details – SMASH! 2012

Pokemon Battle Arena Details – SMASH! 2012 At SMASH! 2012, Beyond Home Entertainment teamed up with SMASH! in order to bring Pokemon fans an arena in which they could battle one another and go into the running to win Pokemon prize packs provided by Beyond Home Entertainment themselves. Hundreds of Pokemon fans congregated for the Battle Arena and...
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SMASH! 2012 Convention Impressions

SMASH! 2012 Convention Impressions SMASH! or the Sydney Manga and Anime SHow! is one of the largest and most popular conventions in Australia for Anime enthusiasts, gamers and Otaku. In this article I hope to have given out my entire impressions of the event, as well as giving you at home a rundown of what it’s like to be a participant...
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Anime Say! Episode 15 – SMASH! 2012

Anime Say! Episode 15 – SMASH! 2012 Welcome to Capsule Computers’ weekly anime segment, Anime Say!  This week, I teamed up with that crazy little imp known as Benjamin ‘LinkageAX’ Webb as we headed the Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!) for a very special episode of Anime Say! Got any questions for Anime Say? You can...
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SMASH! 2012: Karaoke Finals

SMASH! 2012: Karaoke Finals Karaoke, the act of singing your favourite song without the lyrics in the background. You can do it in private, you can do it with friends and you can even do it in front of strangers in a karaoke bar. In fact, for those who were at SMASH! 2012 it was entirely possible to sing in front of complete strangers....
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SMASH! 2012 | Where To Buy Gear For Your Steampunk Costume

SMASH! 2012 | Where To Buy Gear For Your Steampunk Costume Riding on the back of our last article on Steampunk, we have been in contact with the ladies that ran the Steampunk Panel and have compiled a list of some great places for people to pick up some nice gear for their costumes. What’s great about a list like this is that is a really good indicator on...
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Gaming At SMASH! 2012

Gaming At SMASH! 2012 SMASH! is usually all about Japanese culture, especially anime and magna. You have anime screenings, cosplay competitions full of anime and manga characters, even artworks of anime and manga characters. However, SMASH! seems to be somewhat more. While it isn’t the focus of the convention, this editor...
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SMASH! 2012: AMV Finals

SMASH! 2012: AMV Finals Anime music videos are a favourite pastime for many anime fanatics out there, including myself. It is a pleasure to see a burst of creativity through the use of anime music videos. The SMASH! organisers think so to, so they hosted a AMV competition. The competition entrees were submitted prior to the event,...
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Hanabee Maid Cafe Announcement

Hanabee Maid Cafe Announcement Hanabee have made a major announcement during their SMASH! Con 2012 industry panel regarding their participation in the upcoming Manifest 2012 Convention. CEO of Hanabee, Eric Cherry, spoke in great detail about convention booths in Australia compared to booths in Japan. He stated that he doesn’t want...
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SMASH! 2012: Shin-Ichiro Miki Panel

SMASH! 2012: Shin-Ichiro Miki Panel There is no one big on the seyuu scene than Shin-Ichiro Miki. At his panel at SMASH! 2012, he comes out to a roaring reception, similar to that of a rockstar. To be quite honest, he actually dressed like a rockstar, complete with a pair of sunglasses. Then again, he truly deserves it. He has been involved in...
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Sakura Tange Panel – SMASH! 2012

Sakura Tange Panel – SMASH! 2012 At SMASH! Con 2012 international guest star Sakura Tange took to the stage for her celebrity panel. Sakura is a voice actress most famous for voicing the titular character in Cardcaptor Sakura, Sakura Kinomoto. Now that’s a lot of Sakura! She opened up her panel with her adorably broken English, which...
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SMASH! 2012 Cosplay Competition Photos

SMASH! 2012 Cosplay Competition Photos Were you at SMASH! 2012? Chances are a big part of your day was the Cosplay Competition, which took over the main hall for a good chunk of the afternoon. Following on from the charity auction, the place was packed out for arguably the biggest draw of the entire convention. Clocking in at over two hours...
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SMASH! 2012 Maid Cafe Impressions

SMASH! 2012 Maid Cafe Impressions It was an amazing day at SMASH! this weekend. There was a large variety of events to participate and interact with, as well as some amazing panels. One of the highlights of the convention though, was the popular Maid Cafe. This was so popular that you had to actually book a session to even get into the...
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SMASH! 2012 Event Photos!

SMASH! 2012 Event Photos! SMASH! : Sydney Manga and Anime Show. Held at the Sydney Exhibition and Conference Centre at Darling Harbour, this pop culture extravaganza has been growing every year since it’s inception in 2007. From a modest 1400 attendees in a small university hall, SMASH! has grown to fill ever larger venues,...
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SMASH! 2012 Charity Auction for the Fred Hollows Foundation

SMASH! 2012 Charity Auction for the Fred Hollows Foundation SMASH! is best known for its cosplay competition and guest stars, but slotted in between those events was a charity auction in aid of the Fred Hollows Foundation. A handful of collectible items contributed by guests and vendors managed to make a significant sum for the charity, which works with Indigenous...
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SMASH 2012 – Gunpla Builders World Cup

SMASH 2012 – Gunpla Builders World Cup Out of all of the annual conventions that grace Sydney each year, SMASH is definitely the convention for Gundam fans. In addition to all of the available Gundam merch on the show floor and the Gundam Building Workshop, SMASH is also the home of the Gunpla Builders World Cup. Officially sponsored by Bandai...
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Madman SMASH! 2012 Acquisitions

Madman SMASH! 2012 Acquisitions Madman Entertainment held an industry panel during SMASH! Con 2012 which bore news of several title acquisitions for the company. They previously announced several title acquisitions at both Supanova Perth 2012 and Supanova Sydney 2012, however one could argue that it was their SMASH! announcements that...
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SMASH 2012 HobbyCo Gundam Workshop

SMASH 2012 HobbyCo Gundam Workshop If you’re a fan of the mecha anime genre, then chances are, you’ve heard of Gundam. Widely considered the granddaddy of all mecha anime, this franchise’s success and popularity has been attributed to not only the various anime series themselves, but also for the release of multitudes of...
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Ardella Cosplay Interview – SMASH! 2012

Ardella Cosplay Interview – SMASH! 2012 At SMASH! Con 2012, I got a chance to talk about the SMASH! convention and the art of cosplaying with popular Australian cosplayer Ardella. You can check out the interview with Ardella at SMASH! 2012 below. Ardella has been cosplaying for quite some time now and has built up quite a great deal of...
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Hanabee Panel and Announcements – SMASH 2012

Hanabee Panel and Announcements – SMASH 2012 During SMASH! Con 2012, new start-up Australian anime company Hanabee held their inaugural industry panel and finally put speculation to rest on a number of mysteries surrounding the new company that had got anime fans thinking. The panel began with CEO and founder Eric Cherry (formerly of Siren Visual)...
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Steampunk Panel Coverage SMASH! 2012!

Steampunk Panel Coverage SMASH! 2012! At SMASH! this past weekend, there was an awesome panel on the Steampunk subculture; how it relates to cosplay and to it’s own fandom. The panel was a very informative session that highlighted a few of the nuances of characterisation within the costumes. It was also a nice look at a subculture that...
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